Saturday, December 30, 2006

Books Read in 2006

January 2006
1. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (1965) - Nonfiction - 343 pgs - Rating: Excellent
2. Lying in Wait by J.A. Jance (1994) - Mystery - 386 pgs - Rating: Good
3. Name Withheld by J.A. Jance (1996) - Mystery - 392 pgs - Rating: Good +
4. Breach of Duty by J.A. Jance (1999) - Mystery - 358 pgs - Rating: Very Good
5. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1926) - Mystery - 241 pgs - Rating: Excellent
6. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (2005) - Nonfiction/Memoir - 288 pgs - Rating: Good +
7. Maybe Baby edited by Lori Leibovich (2006ARE) - Nonfiction - 263 pgs - Rating: Very Good
8. The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo (2006ARE) - Fantasy - 354 pgs-Rating: Good +
9. Dead to Rights by J.A. Jance (1996) - Mystery - 374 pgs - Rating: Good
10. Skeleton Canyon by J.A. Jance (1997) - Mystery - 371 pgs - Rating: Good +
11. Rattlesnake Crossing by J.A. Jance (1998) - Mystery - 374 pgs - Rating: Good +

February 2006
12. Outlaw Mountain by J.A. Jance (1999) - Mystery - 368 pgs - Rating: Good
13. Devil's Claw by J.A. Jance (2000) - Mystery - 387 pgs - Rating: Good
14. Paradise Lost by J.A. Jance (2001) - Mystery - 256 pgs - Rating: Good +
15. Birds of Prey by J.A. Jance (2001) - Mystery - 388 pgs - Rating: Good
16. Partner in Crime by J.A. Jance (2002) - Mystery - 386 pgs - Rating - Good
17. Exit Wounds by J.A. Jance (2003) - Mystery - 390 pgs - Rating: Very Good
18. Long Time Gone by J.A. Jance (2005) - Mystery - 339 pgs - Rating: Very Good +
19. The People's Republic of Desire by Annie Wang (2006ARE) - Fiction - 445 pgs - Rating: Good
20. Edge of Evil by J.A. Jance (2006) - Mystery - 374 pgs - Rating: Good +
21. Hour of the Hunter by J.A. Jance (1991) - Suspense/Thriller - 407 pgs - Rating: Very Good
22. Kiss of the Bees by J.A. Jance (2000) - Suspense/Thriller - 454 pgs - Rating: Good
23. Day of the Dead by J.A. Jance (2004) - Suspense/Thriller - 395 pgs - Rating: Very Good

March 2006
24. Likely to Die by Linda Fairstein (1997) - Mystery - 418 pgs - Rating: Good
25. Micah by Laurell K. Hamilton (2006) - Fantasy - 245 pgs - Rating: Good
26. Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein (1999) - Mystery - 450 pgs - Rating: Good +
27. Deadly Housewives edited by Christine Matthews (2006ARE) - Mystery - 286 pgs - Rating: Good
28. The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein (2001) - Mystery - 495 pgs - Rating: Good +
29. Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith (2001) - Fiction - 227 pgs - Rating: Very Good
30. The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith (2002) - Fiction - 191 pgs - Rating: Good

April 2006
31. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult (2000) - Fiction - 405 pgs - Rating: Excellent
32. The Bone Vault by Linda Fairstein (2003) - Mystery - 506 pgs - Rating: Very Good +
33. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (2005) - Fiction - 258 pgs - Rating: Excellent
34. The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (2005) - Suspense/Thriller - 404 pgs - Rating: Excellent
35. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (2003) - YA Fantasy - 534 pgs - Rating: Fair +
36. The Kills by Linda Fairstein (2004) - Mystery - 463 pgs - Rating: Very Good
37. Entombed by Linda Fairstein (2005) - Mystery - 400 pgs - Rating: Very Good
38. Death Dance by Linda Fairstein (2006) - Mystery - 340 pgs - Rating: Good +

May 2006
39. Broken by Kelley Armstrong (2006) - Fantasy - 444 pgs - Rating: Good
40. Laguna Heat by T. Jefferson Parker (1985) - Mystery - 322 pgs - Rating: Very Good
41. Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (2006) - Fantasy - 324 pgs - Rating: Very Good
42. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult (2001) - Fiction - 434 pgs - Rating: Excellent
43. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson (2002) - Fiction - 291 pgs - Rating: Good
44. The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith (2003) - Mystery - 198 pgs - Rating: Good +
45. Cell by Stephen King (2006) - Horror - 350 pgs - Rating: Good
46. Bad Twin by Gary Troup (2006) - Mystery - 258 pgs - Rating: Very Good
47. Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands (2003) - Romance - 369 pgs - Rating: Fair +
48. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith (2004) - Mystery -233pgs - Rating: Very Good
49. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (2006) - Mystery - 227 pgs - Rating: Good +
50. Gone by Jonathan Kellerman (2006) - Suspense/Thriller - 365 pgs - Rating: Good +

June 2006
51. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher(2001) - Fantasy - 342 pgs - Rating: Very Good
52. The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop (2000) - Fantasy - 398 pgs - Rating: Very Good
53. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher (2001) - Fantasy - 378 pgs - Rating: Good +
54. The Novice by Trudi Canavan (2001) - Fantasy - 465 pgs - Rating: Good
55. The High Lord by Trudi Canavan (2003) - Fantasy - 531 pgs - Rating: Good +
56. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher (2002) - Fantasy - 371 pgs - Rating: Very Good
57. Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop(2005) - Fantasy - 439 pgs - Rating: Very Good
58. Death Masks by Jim Butcher (2003) - Fantasy - 374 pgs - Rating: Good +
59. Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich (2006) - Mystery - 310 pgs - Rating: Good +
60. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher (2004) - Fantasy - 372 pgs - Rating: Very Good
61. Derik's Bane by MaryJanice Davidson (2005) - Fantasy - 292 pgs - Rating: Fair +
62. Dead and Loving It by MaryJanice Davidson (2006) - Fantasy - 305 pgs - Rating: Good
63. Undead and Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson (2006) - Fantasy - 257 pgs - Rating: Good
64. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher (2005) - Fantasy - 424 pgs - Rating: Very Good +

July 2006
65. Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton (2006) - Fantasy - 483 pgs - Rating: Fair +
66. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant (2003) - Fiction - 397 pgs - Rating: Very Good +
67. Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (2005) - Suspense/Thriller - 513 pgs - Rating: Excellent
68. Lifeless by Mark Billingham (2006ARE) - Mystery - 386 pgs - Rating: Good +
69. The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory (2001) -Fiction - 664 pgs - Rating: Good
70. The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander (2003) - Fiction - 229 pgs - Rating: Very Good
71. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho(1993) - Fiction - 167 pgs - Rating: Excellent
72. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard (1984) - Fiction - 279 pgs - Rating: Good +
73. The Attack by Yasmina Khadra (2005) - Fiction - 274 pgs - Rating - Very Good +
74. Bombay Time by Thrity Umrigar (2001) - Fiction - 274 pgs - Rating: Very Good
75. Tales From a Child of the Enemy by Ursula Duba (1995) - Nonfiction - 155 pgs - Rating: Excellent
76. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat (1994) - Fiction - 236 pgs - Rating: Good +
77. Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn (2006) - Fantasy - 339 pgs -Rating: Very Good
78. Targets of Affection by RG Willems (2006) - Mystery - 261 pgs - Rating: Good +
79. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore (1992) - Horror - 243 pgs - Rating: Good

August 2006
80. The Finishing School by Michele Martinez (2006) - Suspense/Thriller - 387 pgs - Rating: Very Good
81. The Shattered Blue Line by Patrick A. Davis (2005) - Suspense/Thriller - 406 pgs-Rating: Good
82. The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos (2006) - Suspense/Thriller - 372 pgs - Rating: Very Good
83. The Strength of the Sun by Catherine Chidgey (2000) -Fiction-270pgs - Rating: Very Good
84. The Begotten by Lisa T. Bergren (2006)-Suspense/Thriller (Christian) - 384 pgs -Rating: Good
85. Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher (2006) - Fantasy - 404 pgs - Rating: Very Good

September 2006
86. Snow Blind by P.J. Tracy (2006) - Suspense/Thriller - 311 pgs - Rating: Good +
87. The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters (2006ARE) - Suspense/Thriller - 343 pgs - Rating: Very Good +
88. Projection by Keith Ablow (1999) - Suspense/Thriller - 337 pgs - Rating: Good
89. Compulsion by Keith Ablow (2002) - Suspense/Thriller - 321 pgs - Rating: Good
90. Psychopath by Keith Ablow (2003) - Suspense/Thriller - 342 pgs - Rating: Very Good
91. Murder Suicide by Keith Ablow (2004) - Suspense/Thriller - 305 pgs - Rating: Fair +
92. Unconfessed by Yvette Christiansë (2006ARE) - Fiction - 347 pgs - Rating: Good +
93. Scenes From the Blanket by Ted Torres (2006) - Fiction - 250 pgs - Rating: Fair
94. The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder (2004)-Suspense/Thriller - 471 pgs - Rating: Excellent

October 2006
95. Red Sky Lament by Edward Wright (2006) - Mystery - 278 pgs - Rating: Good
96. The Thoughtful Spot by Eric R. Weule (2004) - Fiction - 203 pgs - Rating: Very Good
97. Baked Alaskan by William Scarborough (2006) - Suspense/Thriller - 276pgs - Rating: Good +
98. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg (1987) - Fiction - 403 pgs - Rating: Very Good
99. Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897) - Horror - 454 pgs - Rating: Very Good
100. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (2005) - Fiction - 676 pgs - Rating: Excellent
101. Bone Valley by Claire Matturro (2006ARE) - Mystery - 316 pgs - Rating: Good

November 2006
102. The Hunt by Allison Brennan (2006, manuscript) - Suspense/Thriller - 473 pgs - Rating: Good
103. The Messenger by Daniel Silva (2006ARE) - Suspense/Thriller - 338 pgs - Rating: Very Good
104. I, Tutus: The Son of Heaven by Don Phillips (2005) - Fiction - 263 pgs - Rating: Fair
105. Lost to Them by Gaytri Saggar (2006) - Fiction - 311 pgs - Rating: Fair

December 2006
106. Forgetfulness by Ward Just (2006) - Fiction - 258 pgs - Rating: Good +
107. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (2003) - YA Fantasy - 509 pgs - Rating: Good +
108. Cat & Mouse by James Patterson (1997) - Suspense/Thriller - 451 pgs - Rating: Good +
109. Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (2005) - Suspense/Thriller - 292 pgs - Rating: Very Good
110. The Death Collectors by Jack Kerley (2005) - Suspense/Thriller - 382 pgs - Rating: Very Good
111. The Echelon Vendetta by David Stone (2006ARE) - Suspense/Thriller - 420 pgs - Rating: Very Good
112. The Architect by Keith Ablow (2005) - Suspense/Thriller - 289 pgs - Rating: Good
113. The Delilah Complex by M.J. Rose (2006) - Suspense/Thriller - 371 pgs -Rating: Good
114. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (2006) - Fiction - 406 pgs - Rating: Excellent
115. The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom (2005ARE) - Mystery - 329 pgs - Rating: Very Good

6 comments:

  1. Really enjoy the idea of listing them by month. Cracked me up that Feb. was Jance month...was that planned or just a heat of the moment thing?

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  2. Thanks, Carl. I borrowed the idea from MizBooks to list them that way.

    I actually hadn't planned to devote the majority of the February to Jance, but I was really on a series tear there for awhile. I really felt like I'd accomplished something by the end of that month. :-)

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  3. What a great list of books! I really enjoyed reading through them. I've also added a few onto my TBR List. :)

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  4. Nice list! You read even more than I did. :) It took me a while, but I just finished putting together a list of all the books I read in 2006: all 110 of them! This is more than double what I read in 2005, due to various factors (explained in more detail in the post). They're broken down into categories, and I denoted the ones that I liked the best.

    By the way, I really liked "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," too. :)

    http://www.zandria.us/archives/000925.html

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  5. LOL It was an unusual reading year for me. I read a lot more than I normally do, Virginie.

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